What does Robert mean?
A favorite name for boys since the Middle Ages. Especially favored by the Scots due to 14th-century King Robert the Bruce and to poet Robert Burns. Name of an 11th-century Duke of Normandy who was also a Crusader. Senator Robert Kennedy; poet Robert Burns; actors Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Rob Schneider; author Robert Lawson; General Robert E. Lee; author Robert Ludlum; baseball players Roberto Alomar, Roberto Clemente.
Robert has 30 variants: Bert▼, Bertie▼, Bob▼, Bobbie▼, Bobby▼, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb▼, Robben, Robbie▼, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby▼, Robers, Roberto▲, Robertson, Robi, Robin▼, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert▼, Ruperto and Ruprecht.more]
How popular is Robert?
Robert is a very popular first name for men (#3 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2730 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Robert for boys. Robert reached its highest rank of #1 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #61 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Robert (#61 from current records) are Roberto (#343 from current records), Bruce (#401), Bo (#638), Bobby (#752), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Rob, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bert and Robb. Usage of these relations of Robert was at its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.546%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.187%, ▼65.8%). Robert is a perennial favorite, although Bo appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Bobby, Bob, Bobbie, Robb and Bertie are now less common. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Robert and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)